House Warmer
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Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

House Warmer

You’ll prepare the Ronald McDonald house to make sure guests feel welcome and ensure a clean, comfortable environment for their stay. For a few hours on a weekend, you’ll give tours to help guests feel at home in the space, help in the kitchen, and prepare rooms for guests. You are preparing a house to be “a home away from home” for families traveling to Grand Rapids for their children’s medical and mental health treatment, helping offer respite and refuge during one of the most trying times in their lives.

Show me how to get started
3-hour shifts every other Saturday or Sunday
18+; pass a background check
Northeast Side
Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan
1323 Cedar St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 1323 Cedar St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You have an eye for finishing touches that will make guests feel especially welcome and “at home.” You have a warm demeanor that helps people feel comfortable. This role is a nice blend of behind the scenes (making beds, freshening up rooms, etc.) and working with people (giving tours of the space to new families), so you like the idea of both aspects of hospitality. You’re up for a diversity of tasks within one visit.

About Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan creates a comfortable place for families to stay together while their children are in the hospital. The house welcomes 450+ families each year, many coming in-and-out of town over an extended period of time.

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What Others are Saying

“You know, maybe you had a bad day, but you come to the house and see these children struggling against all odds, and you think ‘wow, they are doing it, in light of such hardship.’ It is a very humbling experience. It has also been a healing experience for me.”


Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan directly.

Megan Priester House Services Director 616-258-5731

What to Expect

Fill out a volunteer application, and Megan will reach out to you. One orientation session is required for all incoming volunteers. In addition, you’ll complete at least one 3-hour training session with a current volunteer; additional training sessions are available if desired.